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Sydney Levitus receiving The Verner E. Suomi Award from former AMS president J. Marshall Shepherd at the 94th AMS Annual Meeting.

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Hurricane Pioneer: Memoirs of Bob Simpson

Hurricane Pioneer

Memoirs of Bob Simpson
by Robert H. Simpson, with Neal Dorst

In 1951, Robert (Bob) Simpson rode a plane directly into a hurricane—just one of his many pioneering explorations. A meteorological icon, Bob was the first director of the National Hurricane Research Project and a director of the National Hurricane Center. He helped create the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale; today, the public knows well his Categories 1–5. He is truly one of the greats.

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